2015 Summer Essentials: Festivals and Events in Montenegro

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 11 Jun, 2015
In the summer months, Montenegro comes alive with vibrant festivities and cultural events showcasing the best the region has to offer. There’s an eclectic mix of fun things to do and see: from music, theatre, and food festivals to the highly anticipated Montenegro Superyacht Rendezvous.

So we’ve collated your essential guide to some of what Montenegro has to offer this summer.

JUNE

From 13 – 14 June, the famed  Spring Break Montenegro Festival  will be held at Kamenovo Beach. With parties from sunset to sunrise, it’s a great way for university students to get the summer started. The venue is already known for hosting DJs like Benny Benassi and other local and international electronic and house musicians.

The  Pasticada Fest  in Petrovac, Budva takes place on June 20th. The whole village celebrates with an evening of local and live music, wine, and the Pasticada – a traditional beef stew with a special sauce.

The  Southern Soul Festival   runs from 25 – 28 June. House and deep house DJs come from all over the world to play at the longest beach in Montenegro, the Velika Plaza.

JULY

Starting July 1st, the city of Budva transforms into a theatrical haven. Local as well as old international favourites are performed over a two-month span in the historic Budva Old Town.

From 2 – 5 July, Boat International Media will present ‘The Superyacht Rendezvous’  Montenegro. As a leading luxury destination and superyacht hotspot, Montenegro is the perfect place to host this unique and exclusive event.

The  Sea Dance Festival   takes place from 15 -18 July, on the picturesque Jaz Beach. The festival has gained huge success on the European festival scene and has partnered with global music brands UKF and TheSoundYouNeed. This event is all about beautiful sunsets, beach cocktail parties and some of the best electro beats.

AUGUST

On August 1st, the cobbled streets of Kotor come alive with the Kotor Carnival. For those who love food, drinking and dancing, this is the perfect event. It is a colourful festival that celebrates everything that the Boka area is about: youth, music, culture, and fun.

The Herceg Novi Film Festival takes place from 1 – 8 August. For years the festival has been a way for Montenegrin filmmakers and actors to showcase their films, which often become regional hits.

The Refresh Festival at Maximus Club, Kotor runs from 13 – 15 August. This one-of-a-kind festival has brought some of the world’s most well known DJs to the small UNESCO site, such as Steve Angello, Bob Sinclair and Mauro Picotto.

The Boka Night on 22 August is one of the most famous seaside-village nights. All ages take to the streets to enjoy the live music, bars, restaurants and parties, to celebrate the end of another wonderful summer season.

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